Thursday, January 21, 20160221With some praying the rosary and others huddling together, walking and holding hands to keep warm, about 2,000 people gathered Jan. 16 in downtown Dallas for a march and rally commemorating the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Saturday, January 9, 20160190Parishioners in the Diocese of Dallas embraced the spirit and substance of the diocese’s “Our Faith...Our Future” capital campaign with such generosity and heart that pledges eclipsed the goal of $125 million before the solicitation period ended in December. The campaign surpassed its goal in November when money pledged totaled...
Friday, January 8, 20160156The Catholic Foundation, a Dallas-based, lay-led community foundation, on Jan. 8 provided a $200,000 grant to the Catholic Diocese of Dallas for disaster relief. The funds will help those affected by at least nine tornadoes and severe weather that occurred in North Texas on Dec. 26.
Thursday, December 24, 2015041Stop for a moment and reflect on the Nativity scene that you have carefully arranged in your home, or the Christmas pageant that your children were in at the school. What does it really mean? Are we so used to seeing the depiction of the infant Jesus lying in a crib in a stable with Mary and Joseph, that it has become just another...
Wednesday, December 16, 20150334Pope Francis has named Msgr. Gregory Kelly, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and vicar for clergy, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese. The appointment was announced locally by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell during a Dec. 16 news conference at the Diocese of Dallas Pastoral Center.
Wednesday, December 9, 20150100“Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy,” the opening words of the Holy Father’s Bull Misericordiae Vultus, establishing the Jubilee Year of Mercy. ” Mercy the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.”
Tuesday, December 1, 20150323Pope Francis came as a pilgrim where Jesus had come as a refugee. Joseph and Mary fled to Africa to seek refuge from Herod’s slaughter of the children of Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:13-17) Pope Francis came “as a pilgrim of peace and an apostle of hope.”
Saturday, November 14, 2015095More than 600 were in attendance at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Nov. 4 for the 2015 Eugene McDermott Lecture, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council document that radically reshaped the Catholic Church’s relationship to the world’s other religions — especially Judaism.
Thursday, October 29, 20150153Bishop Kevin J. Farrell celebrated a Mass Commemorating the Completion of the 2nd Century Restoration at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison. More than 450 parishioners attended and paid tribute to God’s grace as the bishop blessed the restoration.
Friday, October 2, 20150256It has been said that “God writes straight with crooked lines.” It occurred to me this past week that one of God’s crooked lines was behind Fray Junipero Serra becoming the father of the California missions instead of a missionary in Texas. The story is told by Richard F. Pourade in his history of San Diego, Calif.